1. Pathway to Success Is Clear for Dion Waiters with Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dion Waiters may be a scorned target in heated debates regarding inefficient volume scoring practices, but the Oklahoma City Thunder can provide their most recent acquisition with an environment and role conducive to prosperity in the months ahead..

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 49,875 reads 136 comments

  2. New Orleans Pelicans Grab Another Signature Win with Critical Stretch Coming Up

    The New Orleans Pelicans have had some trouble navigating the ebbs and flows of a rocky regular season, but the past few weeks have provided hope that their explosive potential can be reached sooner rather than later...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 9,517 reads 51 comments

  3. Suns' Trade for Brandan Wright Could Be Perfect Move to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

    The Phoenix Suns stockpiled their arsenal with a shiny new weapon and kept pace in the Western Conference arms race Friday by acquiring center Brandan Wright in a trade with the Boston Celtics ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 5,745 reads 5 comments

  4. Knicks' Record Losing Streak May Be Far from Over and Other Thursday Takeaways

    The Houston Rockets obliterated the New York Knicks, 120-96, Thursday night to hand the Eastern Conference cellar-dwellers a franchise-record 14th straight loss...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 143,448 reads 184 comments

  5. How Many Golden State Warriors Deserve a Spot on the West NBA All-Star Team?

    According to the NBA 's third wave of All-Star voting returns , Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry leads all Western Conference players with 958,014 nods in the ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 15,478 reads 25 comments

  6. The Case for the Philadelphia 76ers Trading Michael Carter-Williams

    As the Philadelphia 76ers have become synonymous with asset allocation, the spotlight casting glare on point guard Michael Carter-Williams has grown increasingly brighter...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 16,663 reads 76 comments

  7. Timofey Mozgov Trade Clears Way for Budding Beast Jusuf Nurkic to Thrive

    The Denver Nuggets took a significant step toward embracing a younger, asset-based approach Wednesday afternoon when they agreed to ship center Timofey Mozgov and ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 15,697 reads 13 comments

  8. Is Nerlens Noel's NBA Future as a Power Forward or Center?

    Expectations can be the bane of an NBA player's existence. Take those bestowed upon Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel , for example...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 13,583 reads 19 comments

  9. Winners and Losers of 3-Team Trade Between Cavs, Knicks and Thunder

    The NBA 's midseason trading frenzy continued in earnest Monday evening as the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a three-team deal that will ship Iman Shumpert and J...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 148,325 reads 277 comments

  10. Philadelphia 76ers Power Rankings: Rating Every Sixer Near Season's Midpoint

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' roster is undoubtedly the NBA 's most unknown. So far this season, the Sixers have doled out minutes to 17 players, with several anonymous D-League talents ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 5,307 reads 39 comments

  11. Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Behind 20 points from Monta Ellis and 15 from Dirk Nowitzki , the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-90 Sunday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 9,987 reads 34 comments

  12. Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Houston Rockets throttled the Miami Heat, 115-79, Saturday night after outscoring the opposition, 71-33, over the second and third quarters. Miami (14-20) has now lost four straight while the Rockets improved to 23-10 with the win...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 7,985 reads 159 comments

  13. Washington Wizards vs. OKC Thunder: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind a game-high 34 points (12-of-18 shooting, 4-of-7 from three) from Kevin Durant , the Oklahoma City Thunder improved to .500 for the first time this season and defeated the Washington Wizards, 109-102, Friday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 6,823 reads 68 comments

  14. Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Brooklyn Nets snapped the Chicago Bulls' seven-game winning streak with a 96-82 road win Tuesday night. Brooklyn (15-16) has now won five of its last six games while the Bulls (22-10) dropped their first contest since Dec...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 5,129 reads 117 comments

  15. Meet Robert Covington: The Philadelphia 76ers' Surprise Bright Spot in 2014-15

    The Philadelphia 76ers have made a habit of collecting spare parts from across the Association in the name of rebuilding...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 10,774 reads 17 comments

  16. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind 30 points from Dirk Nowitzki and 26 from Chandler Parsons, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107, Sunday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 9,265 reads 35 comments

  17. Atlanta Hawks Poised for Toughest Test Yet and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    After getting throttled, 107-77, by the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks rebounded to take the second half of a home-and-home, 90-85, Saturday evening...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 8,111 reads 11 comments

  18. 10 Biggest Question Marks in the NBA Entering 2015

    It's almost the New Year, which means it's time to pop a bottle of your favorite beverage and ponder the NBA 's most pressing questions. At least, I think that's how this goes...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 51,538 reads 152 comments

  19. The 1 Thing Keeping Washington Wizards from True Title Contention

    Efficient offensive practices in today's NBA largely revolve around the three-point shot. Attempt more — in lieu of mid-range jump shots — and results will generally skew in your favor...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 12,956 reads 36 comments

  20. Ranking the 5 Most Surprising NBA Teams This Season

    The first trimester of the NBA season has come and gone, leaving us with impressions galore regarding the power structure of each conference...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 35,447 reads 124 comments

  21. Michael Jordan Tells Kobe Bryant to 'Go Get Karl' on NBA Scoring List

    Now that Kobe Bryant has leapfrogged Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list, His Airness has a request for the Black Mamba: Gun for second place...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 58,841 reads 109 comments

  22. Best and Worst Fan-Voting Choices from First NBA All-Star Ballot Returns

    The NBA 's All-Star fan vote is an inexact science. In many ways, it functions as a lifetime achievement award for the league's most esteemed players...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 41,627 reads 190 comments

  23. Russell Westbrook Beginning to Redefine His Point Guard Reputation

    The refrains were common, and they were loud. Russell Westbrook doesn't pass. Russell Westbrook is a ball hog. Russell Westbrook is too selfish down the stretch. Russell Westbrook doesn't play an efficient brand of ball...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 34,965 reads 142 comments

  24. New York Knicks' Nightmare Season Has Future Cloudier Than Ever

    It would be easy to act dismayed at the New York Knicks ' 102-91 loss to the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day, but really, it was just more of the same. Derek Fisher's 27th-ranked defense allowed the Wizards to shoot 51...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 13,146 reads 11 comments

  25. KJ McDaniels Quickly Proving to Be Critical Part of Philadelphia 76ers' Rebuild

    Don't look now, but the Philadelphia 76ers have quietly shot up the league's defensive ranks thanks to an influx of young length and dexterity that has thrived under the tutelage of head coach Brett Brown...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 9,340 reads 42 comments